You Can be a Character in a Book!

I’m helping my friend Angela Novak raise money for Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition. IRC Healthy Start Coalition helps babies and their moms.

Angela is dancing in 2018’s Dancing with Vero’s Stars, and I’m writing a book to raise money and awareness. If you visit or live in Vero Beach, you may know Angela and her husband Nick as the owners of local restaurant Southern Social and local bar Filthy’s Fine Cocktails & Beer.

You can be a character in Death Dances a Tango, to be released April 13, 2018. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Donate $20 or more through this link:
  2. Email me at, and send me a screenshot of your donation, and your name or the name of the friend or family member you’d like to see used as a character name in Death Dances a Tango. 
  3. See your name (or a friend or family member’s name) in Death Dances a Tango.

If you donate between April 11 and May 9, 2018, I’ll use your name/name of friend or family member in Death Dances a Salsa, to be released May 12, 2018.

Freddie Award for Writing Excellence (FAWE) deadline extended!

Calling all writers!

Due to the recent hurricanes we’ve experienced nationally, MWA Florida has extended the deadline for our annual writing contest.

If you’re interested in entering the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence (FAWE), the deadline is now November 15. Details are at :

Epic Week: 3 Books Released!

I’m so excited – It’s been an exhausting few months, but this week I released three books!

Happy Homicides 4: Fall Into Crime was the first. For a limited time, buy it for $.99 and get Happy Homicides 3: Summertime Crime as a free bonus. Both come with a bonus file with recipes and crafts. Where else can you get 25 stories by over a dozen authors, recipes and crafts, for less than a dollar? We’re also giving away a tote full of fall favorites to Cuddle up with a Cozy – Click here to enter for a chance to win!

Next up was How to Fold a Fitted Sheet: From Tumbled to Tidy. I’ve folded my sheets this way for years, and often hear friends talking about how frustrating it is to fold a fitted sheet. I decided to put my method into book form, with links to narrated videos. I’d like to say Poof! I had my book, but it took more effort than I thought it would. End the frustration! #howtofoldafittedsheet

Last but not least, Dying for a Cuppa: Collected Cozy Mysteries, Volume 1. I’ve put the first four Beach Tea Shop Mysteries from the Happy Homicides anthologies into one volume. It’s got a gorgeous cover that captures the feeling of a beach-side tea shop, and it’s available as an e-book or a paperback.

I’m off to dream about the next adventure for the Powell sisters in the Beach Tea Shop Mysteries.